Specifications:

Objective diameter:  24 mm
Magnification:  6 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
IPD: 42  – 73 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of unfoldable eyecup): 5.5 mm
RFOV:  11.4  degrees = 200 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 63.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 245 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: no
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 499 g
Made in: Russia
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel

  

Remarks:

Compact, lightweight, famous for its unusually wide field of view (200m/1000m, almost twice as much as other 6×24 models such as, e.g., the Kern Pizar, see separate post https://binocular.ch/kern-pizar-6×24-ar/ ), this binocular shows a clear and modestly bright image with a  distinct yellow tint. The “price” for the extremely wide field of view: the edge sharpness is really bad (a part of this is due to field curvature). Unfortunately, the sweet spot where the image is sharp is quite narrow; in addition, there is very little rectilinear distortion and therefore quite a pronounced globe effect when panning. One further “complaint”: stray-light control is not great, which is no surprise when considering the dimensions of the body. But all this considered, the little KOMZ provides still a very nice experience in landscape viewing. The sample presented here was made in 1971 in the Sowjet Union. It is perfect for small hands and also easily usable by children (IPD down to 42mm!).

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